Annual Report Released: Our Achievements for 2021

When we started the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards program (EYLACCB) in 2013 there were a number of stories about why young leaders couldn’t be directors on Aged Care and Community Boards.

This included how they had no experience, how they may be unreliable and why they weren’t interested in aged care and the community sector.

Over the last nine years we have been articulating the business case for why young leaders are essential to creating diverse boards. Let us share with you what many won’t tell you! Young leaders offer us the opportunity to develop:

  • Diversity of Board membership including experiential (educational, business, functional, market), personal (personality, interested and values) and demographic (gender, ethnicity geography and generation).
  • Different perspectives – diversity of membership can help reduce ‘groupthink’. One of the structural faults that can lead to ‘groupthink’ is homogeneity of member’s social background and ideology (Kiel).
  • Workforce Planning Strategies: young leaders can offer valuable insights into the development of strategies to attract and retain young talent in organisations.
  • Board Succession with 29% of boards in Australia made up of people over the age of 60 years it is a business imperative that we recruit young leaders onto our boards.
  • Service Delivery Models: the grandparent/grandchild relationship is special and through this relationship young leaders offer unique insights into what matters to seniors.
  • An Engaged Board: young leaders are presenting as learners and this can help to develop a new type of culture required in modern governance.
  • Diverse Stakeholder Engagement Strategies: leverage the organisations business via a new medium.

Thanks for helping us articulate these messages and more this year!

2021 Annual Report released

Nine years on and we invite you to read our Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards 2021 Annual Report.

Download it here.


Want to be involved in 2022?

If you are interested in being involved in the program as a mentor, board observation or site visit host, please contact Program Facilitator, Alicia Curtis.

If you know of any organisation who is interested in joining as a Community Partner, please contact Dr Nicky Howe.


Save the dates

  • ELGP 2022 Launch – 2 February
  • ELGP 2022 Networking Night – 6 April
  • ELGP 2022 Graduation – TUESDAY – 10 May


  • ELGP Spring 2022 (with women who identify as LGBTQI+) Launch – 17 August
  • ELGP Spring 2022 Networking Night – 5 October
  • ELGP Spring 2022 Graduation – 23 November



Thank you to our Community Partners

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